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Rome, Italy

Dear Rome, I love you.

I felt compelled to write the following upon learning that this week’s #JAchat topic is Rome. (#JAchat is a weekly Twitter travel chat that I co-host. Read here to learn more.) I’ve heard other travelers compare picking a favorite place in the world, out of all the towns, cities, and countries they’ve visited, to choosing which […]

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Florence Duomo

Why I’ll never return to Florence

In fact, I’m not afraid to say that I even hate Florence. Go ahead, tell me I’m crazy. Tell me how wrong and ignorant I am. Lecture me about how I should give Florence another chance. It all will be for naught, however, as my mind is made up. After two separate visits to Florence, […]

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The Istanbul EDITION

The trouble with luxury travel accommodations

I don’t aspire to be a luxury traveler. I’m happy to travel with my family within a conservative budget, flying in economy class and staying at clean, comfortable, mid-range hotels. Actually, since we started traveling with our children, more often than not we have chosen to stay in self-catered rentals which have spanned the luxury spectrum. The […]

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Iron ring on a building in Siena, Italy

#FriFotos theme: RING

Along with JAchat, one of the highlights of the week for me also takes place on Fridays: FriFotos. I’ve co-hosted in the past and am thrilled to have been invited to do so again this week. The theme is RING, which I love because it is left wide open for interpretation. One way to think […]

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Resting after running around the Kenosha lakefront

#JAchat round-up: Urban family travel

There is a new Twitter travel chat in town. It’s something to be excited about and I’m proud to be involved. It’s called #JAchat and it was started by my friend and fellow travel blogger, Pola Henderson, of Jetting Around. The main focus of Pola’s blog is city travel and culture and that theme has […]

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